The Stealth MVP Candidacy of Hunter Pence

I’ll say it up front; the headline you just read is a little bit of a trick. This post is about Hunter Pence perhaps being more valuable this year than most of us realized, but because I have an NL MVP ballot this year, I can’t get too deep into my personal opinion of where […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Phils Finding Varying Degrees of Success on Contenders

With the Phillies firmly out the playoff race and few stories of interests to watch for outside of Ken Giles’ dominance, Ben Revere’s outside shot at the Phils’ first batting title since Richie Ashburn, and Ryan Howard having the worst 100 RBI season in the history of  baseball, attention has turned squarely to the playoff races. A few are in hand (the Nats, Orioles, and Angels...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Signs: The Rap Video (no, really)

((ht: gameovergreggy))Yeah, this really happened.For those not aware, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has been the target of some really funny, sort of Chuck Norris like signs during this baseball season.Some of them have been really, really funny. And Pence, ever the character has played along and had some fun with it.Check out what happens when two um, musicians, team...
Via Online Sports Guys
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Featured In Rap Video About Himself

The Giants’ Hunter Pence made a rap video featuring all the signs fans made about him this year. Very creative. The post Hunter Pence Featured In Rap Video About Himself appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Hunter Pence stars in rap video parody of the #HunterPenceSigns movement

Back in early August, a couple of Mets fans made headlines (and a PSD RedZone blog) for starting a strange movement of bringing signs to the stadium poking fun at San Francisco Giants' outfielder Hunter Pence. The movement spread to other stadiums and provided some pretty funny moments to break up the monotony of August baseball.Pence is a unique guy and he really embraced the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Outfileder Hunter Pence Stars in Hilarious Rap Video

When the Giants took on the Mets at Citi Field, Giants outfielder, Hunter Pence, was met with hecklers attempting to troll Pence by holding signs and delivering creative insults. Multiple Twitter counts emerged called “Hunter Pence Signs” and people began tweeting their own versions of the signs and using the hash tag #HunterPenceSigns. Then, Pence had these hysterical comebacks...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Stars In Rap Video About #HunterPenceSigns

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Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants 9, Dodgers 0: Blowout, Hyun-Jin Ryu hurt, baseball sucks

Not exactly the way a team should start a series. The Dodgers lost 9-0 in San Francisco on Friday night, but that wasn’t even the worst loss of the night. Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up four runs on five hits in the first inning. He got Angel Pagan to ground out, gave up a double to a guy who will no doubt be a thorn in the Dodgers’ side Joe Panik, a double to Buster Posey, a BABIP single...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence throws bat at ball, hits single (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants, winners of 14 of their past 20 games, have been on a roll over the last few weeks. So is right fielder Hunter Pence, who’s hitting .360 over that span. When things are going well, being fortunate is often part of the formula. That was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' offensive woes continue against Giants' Peavy

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jake Peavy struck out eight and didn't walk a batter to win his third start in a row and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday for their ninth straight home victory. Hunter Pence put the Giants ahead on a quirky RBI single in the first. Pence literally threw his bat at the ball, which hit the front corner of second base and skipped...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy strikes out 8, pitches Giants past D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jake Peavy struck out eight and didn't walk a batter to win his third start in a row and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday for their ninth straight home victory. Hunter Pence put the Giants ahead on a quirky RBI single in the first. Pence literally threw his bat at the ball, which hit the front corner of second base and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Breakthrough Players — Right Fielders

Source: Brian Blanco/Getty Images North America We finally reach the conclusion of the position player portion of our breakthrough series. It’s always nice to get all the way through one of these series. Right field might be the most competitive of all of the positions. However, we see a similar situation as center field in terms of potential breakthroughs. Most of the players...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reasons to Believe in Danny Salazar

We can’t ever be sure exactly who a player is. Some guys are easier to project than others. Some guys have many years of data and consistent results. Guys like Hunter Pence or Ben Zobrist. Other guys have minimal data and inconsistent results. Danny Salazar is a guy like that. Nevertheless, a large portion of […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s that Time Again for SF Giants to make run at World Series

By Sam Henry The San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010 and then again in 2012, with the team missing the playoffs in each of the next seasons following their championship, 2011 and 2013.  Now two years after their last World Series win, and with it being an even number year, a 2014 postseason berth once again looks promising for the ball club from San Francisco. The...
Via Beyond The Spread
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 2

Yesterday’s team scored 109.35 points and finished 920th-of-2,300 in the Daily Moonshot. It was about as average as they come, but it likely would have been better had I been able to adjust my lineup later in the day (see: Matt Duffy). My pitchers did exactly what I expected, Buster Posey continued his hot ways, Hunter Pence had a big game, and Anthony Rendon pitched in 20.00 points...
Via Baseball Professor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: 5 reasons why Hunter Pence should be NL MVP

With less than a month left in the season, the race for NL MVP remains a toss up and while Buster Posey will get his fair share of attention for the San Francisco Giants and deservedly so, Hunter Pence should also be mentioned in consideration for the award in 2014. Hunter Pence Most importantly, Pence has the numbers to justify MVP honors.  The 2014 All-Star selection is hitting...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants top Rockies in resumption of May suspension

DENVER (AP) Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth and, more than three months after he homered in the early innings, led the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 4-2 Monday in a game resumed after being suspended on May 22 because of rain. The game restarted tied at 2 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and a runner on first. Jeremy Affeldt struck out...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies resume suspended game, lose

San Francisco 2, Colorado 2 When: 3:10 PM ET, Thursday, May 22, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 70° Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Bill Miller, 2B – Victor Carapazza, 3B – Adam Hamari By SportsDirect Inc. Giants 4, Rockies 2 (completion of suspended game): Hunter Pence delivered a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to lift visiting San Francisco...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers Jim Adduci makes crashing catch over teammate into wall

Not much has gone right for the Texas Rangers in the injury department in 2014, so you could understand the concern of the franchise brass as they watched three of their few healthy players remaining crash in a tumble near the Minute Maid Park wall in foul territory.  And in this case, they won the battle, but may have lost another player.  Check out Rangers right fielder Jim Adduci...
Via Reading Between The Seams
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rally To Win 6-5

There was nothing typical about today’s San Francisco Giants (64-58) and Philadelphia Phillies (54-68) game. Especially if you watch the Giants on a consistent basis you would think that after being down in the sixth inning 5-1, the game was as good as done. Not so fast. After a solo home run in the first inning from Hunter Pence and a not-so-great outing by Giants starter, Tim...
Via BaySportsNet
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Hunter Pence and a Taco-Shaped Piñata

While the rest of the internet was busy dumping ice water on its collective head to raise awareness (and money) for ALS, Jose Canseco was taking part in everyone else’s other favorite pastime. Hunter Pence signs. Even @JoseCanseco gets in on the #HunterPenceSigns — Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) August 13, 2014 Now, there seems to be a few different...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

To Extend or Not To Extend – The Tough Decision of The Kung Fu Panda

This off season contract extensions talks between the San Francisco Giants and their third baseman Pablo Sandoval feel apart. Brian Sabean waited last year till last minute to resign Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum. Heyman said that he was looking for a 5-year $100 million dollar contract during spring training but since he has had a good season thus far he may ask for more. Can the...
Via TopSportsReport
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ooh, slight burn: Pence responds to trolling fans with his own gentle posts

This trolling war is so civilized.  When the Giants visited Citi Field to play the Mets last weekend, some savvy New York fans took to trolling Hunter Pence in a hilariously hushed fashion, showing up with signs mildly insulting the San Francisco outfielder with all the scratch of a de-clawed cat.  The decidedly tame barbs quickly became a social media sensation, with #HunterPenceSigns...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Fires Back At Sign-Making Trolls With Hilarious Tweets

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence got his revenge on the trolling New York Mets fans. Two fans made signs that mocked Pence throughout the Mets’ weekend series against the Giants. Pence did have five hits, including two home runs, during the four-game set, so that seemed to be enough to quiet the trolls. Pence wasn’t done, however, and he beat the trolls at their...
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence responds to stadium heckler signs

A couple of Mets fans made headlines this past weekend for their hilarious signs heckling San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence. The signs were tasteful and funny and they quickly went viral and started a bit of a trend. Well, Pence responded on Twitter on Wednesday night.We'll start our review with the original fan signs:As the Giants moved on to Milwaukee (a fan-base...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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